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Appeal after 'completely unprovoked' assault on woman

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a "completely unprovoked" assault on a woman in Hawick.

At around 1pm on Friday 14 October, a 27-year-old woman was walking on the Loan, near the junction with Beaconsfield Terrace, when two men and a women started to punch and kick her to the head and body.

The suspects made off and the victim was taken to the Borders General Hospital for treatment to facial injuries.

Police Scotland are trying to trace the group responsible and anyone who can assist with this investigation is asked to contact police on 101.

The suspects are described only as being white and aged between 35 and 40-years-old.

This appears to have been a completely unprovoked assault that left the victim with some painful injuries to her face,

We are pursuing a number of local inquiries to trace the people who carried out the attack and would ask anyone who saw what happened to contact us immediately.

It is believed there were a number of members of the public in the area at the time and if you have information relating to this incident then please get in touch.

– Constable Ryan Anderson from Hawick Police Station

New HQ for Hawick Volunteer Flood Group

The opening of the new centre Credit: ITV News

The Hawick Volunteer Flood Group has officially opened their new response centre thanks to £20,000 raised by local residents and businesses.

The group, which was founded in 2005, provide emergency support in the event of flooding.

In December 2015, more than 600 people were evacuated from their homes after the River Teviot burst its banks.

The new centre has been kitted out with vital equipment for the volunteers who respond to emergencies.

The £36m flood scheme is well underway Credit: ITV News


Growing concern for missing Hawick man

Robert Cantle Credit: ITV Border

Police are renewing their appeal for help in finding missing 45-year-old Robert Cantle from Hawick.

Mr Cantle was last seen on Sunday 24 July in Hawick.

Friends and family are seriously concerned about his welfare, as he's currently taking medication for Type 1 diabetes and they don't believe he has his medication with him.

He's described as white, five foot seven inches tall, of a stocky build with a shaven head, red beard and wears glasses.

He was last seen wearing a black zipped fleece, and a blue t-shirt, and was driving a Silver Fiat Punto.

Police are asking farmers to check their farmland and back roads.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Inspector Robbie Noble from Police Scotland has more:

Police appeal as man 'pinned to the ground' in Hawick

Police are appealing for information. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Hawick.

On Saturday 30 July, between 12:05pm and 12:20pm, a 34-year-old man was pinned to the ground by a male suspect, before the suspect made off.

The incident happened on Station Bridge, near to the library.

The suspect is described as wearing a white hat, blue jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

There was a lot of shouting and swearing during the assault, so it's possible this would've drawn attention to the men.

We're also appealing to people who were sitting outside the library who would have witnessed the incident.

– Constable Shirley Anderson, of Selkirk Police Station

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.


Windows smashed at Hawick primary school

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a primary school in Hawick was vandalised.

A number of windows at Burnfoot Primary School were smashed at some time between 16 and 25 July.

The damage is expected to cost thousands of pounds to repair.

This is a needless act of destruction that will be of great expense to the school and we are investigating the matter thoroughly to identify whoever was involved.

Anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around the school recently, or who believes they can assist with this ongoing inquiry should contact police immediately.

I would also urge parents to discuss this incident with their children and remind them of the potential dangers and consequences associated with such offences.

– Community Sergeant for Hawick,Tom Quinn
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